Are you interested in designing and evaluating teaching and learning programmes in schools and organizations? Or keen to find out more about the learning and development of company employees? If so, the one-year Master's programme in Educational Science and Technology is the right programme for you! You can start in September and February. Read more about the Master's programme, Pre-master's programme, admission or the career prospects.
The Master of Science (MSc) programme in Educational Science and Technology is for anyone fascinated by education and training, yet not intending to become a teacher.
Focus and disciplines
The Educational Science and Technology programme focuses on the design and evaluation of teaching and learning programmes in schools and organizations. The scope is wide: from the instruction of young children in primary school to developing interactive materials for vocational education, and from assessing the quality of schooling and school performance to talent and leadership development, and in-company re-training.
As an Educational Science and Technology student, you will take a high-tech approach to your studies while never losing sight of the human dimension. You will learn all about theories of learning and assessment, instructional design and implementation, theoretical foundations and practical applications of (technology-based) learning environments and interventions. You will also discover how to design different learning scenarios and curriculums, and how to translate your designs into recommendations and solutions to practical problems.
Research and Profiles
The programme features two profiles or focal areas:
- Educational Design & Effectiveness is about learning and instruction in formal and informal settings, and effectiveness in schools.
- Human Resource Development focuses on the design of learning programmes in organizations.
A combination of twe two profiles is possible.
Why opt for Educational Science and Technology?
The EST programme offers you a varied and stimulating environment in which to learn. You will study alongside highly motivated students of different nationalities who come from a fascinating mix of backgrounds. In addition to working individually, you will cooperate closely on group assignments and benefit from frequent and informal interaction with staff. You will also enjoy flexibility in designing your study programme. Read more about why opt for Educational Science and Technology.
Academic teacher training programme
You can combine the Master's programma Educational Science and Technology with a teacher training programme. After your (Dutch) vwo degree, you can start the academic teacher training programme. The complete study route (teacher training programme + pre-Master + Master) takes four years to complete. You follow the teacher training programme at a higher academic level at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the Master's programme Educational Science and Technology at the University of Twente. More information about the route (only in Dutch).
EST graduates can look forward to excellent career prospects in positions such as educational quality coordinator, course developer or e-learning designer. Find out more about career prospects.